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Meet the United States’ Youngest State Lawmaker, Jewell Jones
August 10, 2018
Jewell Jones, who is 23 is the youngest state representative in Michigan’s history, was recently re-elected. He became a lawmaker at the age of 21. According to ... ... read more »
Two Parties Declare Victory in Zimbabwe’s Presidential Polls
August 10, 2018
On Monday, 22 members of Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) appeared in court facing charges of inciting violence and causing malicious damage to the ruling ZANU-PF party offices. They must return for bail hearings because it was no little time for the judge to hear their cases. ... read more »
Conservative Nominee Tapped for Post in Kenya Gets Grilling from Dems
August 10, 2018
Democrats are challenging President Trump’s nominee from the Midwestern state of Illinois for the post of U.S. ambassador to Kenya. State Sen. Kyle McCarter’s conservative views run the gamut from opposition to gay rights, restrictions on immigration and locking up former Senator Hillary Clinton. ... read more »
College Employee on Leave for Calling Cops on Black Student
August 9, 2018
A Massachusetts college employee who called campus police to investigate a Black student eating her lunch in a common room has been placed on leave. ... read more »
Lynching Memorial Draws 100,000 Visitors in First 3 Months
August 9, 2018
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery shares stories about some of the 4,400 Black people slain in lynchings and other racial killings between 1877 and 1950. The names of those killed, if they are known, are engraved on 800 steel columns, with copies to be adopted by each U.S. county where lynchings happened. ... read more »
Warren: Criminal justice System ‘Racist’…’Front to Back’
August 9, 2018
While speaking at a historically black college, the Massachusetts senator identified some of the system's failures: disproportionate arrests of African Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete. ... read more »
Annual NAACP Convention Closes with a Call to Vote
August 9, 2018
109th NAACP Convention Closes with Call to Vote, Importance of Millennial Engagement. ... read more »
Michelle Obama Joins Voter Registration Drive for the Midterms
August 9, 2018
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is featured in a video along with celebrities Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Lin-Manuel Miranda to encourage people to register and vote. ... read more »
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Pushes Back Against USC, Seeks Reinstatement as Both Student and Professor
August 9, 2018
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas says: “He was surprised to learn that his donation to USC has become an issue."  ... read more »
Former Congressman Ron Dellums Dies at 82
August 9, 2018
Ron Dellums, the firebrand former Oakland, California mayor and founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, who vigorously fought on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised, died on Monday, July 30. ... read more »
Laphonza Butler President of SEIU Local 2015, Appointed Budget Director to University of California Board of Regents
August 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO, CALIF – .Gov. Jerry Brown appointed the head of California’s largest union and three others Monday to the University of California Board of Regents, which sets tuition and other policy for the university system. ... read more »
Gospel World Confused By John Gray White House Visit
August 2, 2018
As news swirled that black faith leaders would be meeting with Trump on Aug 1, many wanted to know who and what black pastor would even entertain such a thought. ... read more »
Obama Tweets Out His 2018 Mid-Term Candidates of Choice
August 2, 2018
Former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to rally the Democratic base and let the world know who he’s backing for the upcoming 2018 mid-term election, ... read more »
Hundreds of Polling Stations in Mali Shut Due to Violence
August 2, 2018
As Malians went to the polls on Sunday, over 700 polling stations were shuttered amid threats of violence and attacks including election officials beaten up, ballot boxes burned and election supervisors stopped by armed groups from entering polling stations. ... read more »
Ethiopian Leader Sparks Euphoria Among Diaspora in a Six-Day U.S. Trip
August 2, 2018
This month, the 41 year old Ethiopian leader landed in the United States where he met with thousands of his countrymen and women and reiterated his message of love and unity. ... read more »
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